30 August 2021

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a detail of Diego Rivera's 1940 mural The Marriage of the Artistic Expression of the North and of the South on This Continent (also known as the Pan-American Unity mural), currently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

23 August 2021

Museum Monday 2021/34

 love my sea monsters! this is a detail from the border of the Flemish tapestry Construction of the Tower of Babel, woven around 1600 and now in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

20 August 2021

16 August 2021

Museum Monday 2021/33


detail of a fresco from a garden room, normally in the House of the Golden Bracelet in Pompeii, temporarily at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco as part of the special exhibit Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

13 August 2021

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I have no idea which species this rather prehistoric-looking plant belongs to, as it sprang up in my yard unplanted by me (the prehistoric look mostly comes from the trunk, here unseen, but the total effect is like something decorating a dinosaur diorama)

09 August 2021

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a detail of the Gymnich Mirror from eighteenth century Germany, now in the Legion of Honor in San Francisco; the bird at the top is a quacking duck, from the Von Gymnich coat of arms

02 August 2021

Museum Monday 2021/31


a detail of Rabbit-Hunting with Ferrets, a fifteenth-century Franco-Flemish tapestry now in the Legion of Honor, San Francisco